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Danielle Kurtzleben

Political Reporter

Danielle Kurtzleben is a political reporter assigned to NPR's Washington Desk. She appears on NPR shows, writes for the web, and is a regular on the NPR Politics Podcast. She is covering the 2020 presidential election, with particular focuses on on economic policy and gender politics.

Before joining NPR in 2015, Kurtzleben spent a year as a correspondent for Vox.com. As part of the site's original reporting team, she covered economics and business news.

Prior to Vox.com, Kurtzleben was with U.S. News & World Report for nearly four years, where she covered the economy, campaign finance and demographic issues. As associate editor, she launched Data Mine, a data visualization blog on usnews.com.

A native of Titonka, Iowa, Kurtzleben has a bachelor's degree in English from Carleton College. She also holds a master's degree in global communication from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.

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Donald Trump attends a worship service in Las Vegas when he was a presidential candidate in 2016. Trump won over many white conservative Christians by wrapping their traditional priorities in with his own particular cultural fixations. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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How Is The GOP Adjusting To A Less Religious America?

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How Does A Decline In Churchgoing Affect American Politics?

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Members of the Workers Assembly Against Racism gather across from an Amazon-owned Whole Foods in New York City as part of a nationwide solidarity event with Amazon workers seeking to unionize in Bessemer, Ala., on Feb. 20. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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What The Rise Of Amazon Has To Do With The Rise Of Trump

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Members of the Workers Assembly Against Racism gathered across from Jeff Bezos-owned Whole Foods Market in Union Square South for a nation-wide solidarity event with the unionizing Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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How Black And White Americans' Views On Race Differ

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., raise their arms after addressing attendees of a rally Friday at The Villages in Florida. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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A Look At The GOP From Inside A Matt Gaetz-Marjorie Taylor Greene Rally

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Dems To Justice Breyer: Retire From Supreme Court While We Control Senate

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Liberals Admire Justice Breyer. Now They Want Him To Retire

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, still has a Plan for That and much to discuss in her new book. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Census: More Seats For Texas, Fewer For California and New York

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